1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

A Spin-out From OLPC Aims to Create 75$ Laptop

Discussion in 'News' started by malware, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. malware New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2004
    Messages:
    5,476 (1.55/day)
    Thanks Received:
    956
    Location:
    Bulgaria
    Can you imagine having a laptop which costs just 75$, the current price of a 120GB mobile hard drive? Well, this may become reality if the new venture formed by former chief technology officer of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), Mary Lou Jepsen, can deliver on its promises. Jepsen left OLPC two weeks ago to form Pixel Qi, a company that's in "currently pursuing the $75 laptop, while also aiming to bring sunlight readable, low-cost and low-power screens into mainstream laptops, cellphones and digital cameras." As Chief technical officer, Jepsen was responsible for hardware development for the rugged and power-saving XO laptop, designed for use by children in developing countries. Currently this is only a bright project, no details, no specifications, no pics, no release date were announced. We're looking forward to seeing it in the hardware stores near-by.

    Source: PC World
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2008
  2. xfire

    xfire New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,395 (0.58/day)
    Thanks Received:
    193
    Location:
    Hyderabad,India
    The orginal olpc was supposed to be 100$ but they had to make it to 175$ and on top of that a 120 GB hdd with a slow processor will only slow it down. It may look like I am agianst the OLPC but no I do say its a good cause but this idea of 120GB is bad. Children aren't going to use 120GB. I am sure rural children wont download illeagal movies through the Internet or actually buy orginals I am sure they wont run 4 Gb+ games etc. Now coming to word files. My mothers office files are only MS word files with 1 or 2 excel files and all of them fit into a CD that too these have been there from 4-5 years.
    So 120Gb is bad idea.
  3. malware New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2004
    Messages:
    5,476 (1.55/day)
    Thanks Received:
    956
    Location:
    Bulgaria
    Who said it was going to have a 120GB hdd? I meant that the whole laptop will cost as much as the current price of an mobile 120GB hard disk.
  4. [I.R.A]_FBi

    [I.R.A]_FBi New Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    7,664 (2.93/day)
    Thanks Received:
    540
    Location:
    c:\programs\kitteh.exe
    R&C pwnage
  5. xfire

    xfire New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,395 (0.58/day)
    Thanks Received:
    193
    Location:
    Hyderabad,India
    I must have read it wrong or you edited it. If its the first my apoligies
  6. [I.R.A]_FBi

    [I.R.A]_FBi New Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    7,664 (2.93/day)
    Thanks Received:
    540
    Location:
    c:\programs\kitteh.exe
    n00 w0rries d00d
  7. jothy New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2007
    Messages:
    37 (0.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1
    good luck meeting that $75 price point.
  8. Homeless

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2005
    Messages:
    1,025 (0.32/day)
    Thanks Received:
    109
    Location:
    USA
    If it actually costs $75 and not $300 I would be so happy

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page